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National Yacht Club's Clare Gorman in Top Ten at Laser 4.7 Worlds

20th July 2017
The Irish 4.7 Sailing Squad members (left to right) Coach Chris Penny, Jack Fahy( RStGYC) Michael Carroll(KYC) Tom Higgins(RStGYC)Michael O'Suilleabhain(KYC)Thomas Mulvenna(CYC)Eve McMahon(HYC)Clare Gorman(NYC). The Irish 4.7 Sailing Squad members (left to right) Coach Chris Penny, Jack Fahy( RStGYC) Michael Carroll(KYC) Tom Higgins(RStGYC)Michael O'Suilleabhain(KYC)Thomas Mulvenna(CYC)Eve McMahon(HYC)Clare Gorman(NYC).

The National Yacht Club's Clare Gorman is off to a great start having posted a ten and a four to be tenth overall in the Ladies division of the Laser 4.7 team sailing in the World Championships which began yesterday in Nieuwpoort, Belgium.

The week–long event will consist of 12–races with 350 sailors from around the world.

In another top performance for the Irish girls, Gorman's team–mate Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club is just four places behind her in the 114-boat fleet. Sophie Crosbie is 77th. 

In the boys division, HYC's Daniel Hopkins is 66th, Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club is 77th. Other Irish results are posted on the disappointing event website for a world championships here.

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